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  • Racing back through time

    By Simon Hart
    Wisley Library normally receives lots of questions but a more unusual request recently from a ...

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  • The snowdrop: winter’s timid child

    By Gill Briggs
    RHS libraries and archives reveals a rich seam of information on snowdrops throughout history; ...

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  • In grateful remembrance

    By Debora Hodgson
    Debora Hodgson, Librarian at the Wisley Library, marks this Rememberance Sunday by remembering ...

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  • The Crocus King and Magician of ...

    By Liz Taylor
    The archive of plantsman E.A. Bowles at RHS Lindley Library offers an insight into life in the ...

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  • Greenhouse, West Dean Gardens by Olwyn ...

    By Charlotte Brooks
    This recent acquisition by the RHS Lindley Library is something of a departure from the ...

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  • Wisley in colour - the van Sommer ...

    By Lucy Waitt
    These glass plate colour photos are thought to be the earliest surviving colour photographs of ...

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  • Wisley's best kept secret

    By Jenny Auton
    Visitors to the Wisley Garden Library will soon be able to enter Gardiners' House for the ...

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  • Live and let live - wildlife in the ...

    By Vicky French
    I have found it fascinating to explore how gardeners have changed their attitudes towards the ...

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  • Butterflies in the library

    By Sarah Lawrence
    Tropical butterflies produce a wonderful display but I was interested to learn about their ...

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  • The dark side of the Christmas Rose

    By Gill Briggs
    Gruesome stories about Helleborus niger abound in history, myth and legend

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  • Botanical journeys with Roy ...

    By Mara Uzzell
    A shared enthusiasm for plants can lead to fruitful exchanges of knowledge in sometimes ...

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  • The Christmas tree story

    By Debora Hodgson
    With the festive season around the corner and decorations in shops have you wondered where ...

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